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By Kathryn Anne Morey

ISBN-10: 1442229632

ISBN-13: 9781442229631

Whether re-creating a precise occasion or just being set in a bygone period, motion pictures have lengthy taken liberties with the reality. whereas a few contributors of the viewers can have fun with a film with out being distracted by means of historic inaccuracies, different audience are extra discerning. From respected classics like Gone with the Wind to contemporary award winners like Argo, Hollywood movies frequently are taken to job for his or her unfastened adherence to the evidence. yet what legal responsibility do filmmakers need to the reality while attempting to create a two-hour piece of entertainment?

In Bringing historical past to existence via movie: The artwork of Cinematic Storytelling, Kathryn Anne Morey brings jointly essays that discover the arguable factor of movie as a purveyor of historical past. interpreting a number of movies, together with very hot gains like The final of the Mohicans and Pan’s Labyrinth, in addition to blockbuster franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean, chapters display that the talk surrounding the position of historical past on movie continues to be as uncooked as ever. equipped in 5 sections, those essays talk about the myths and realities of heritage as they're portrayed on movie, from “Nostalgic Utopias” to “Myths and Fairy Tales.”

The fourteen chapters make clear how motion pictures either show and deform old realities to trap the “essence” of the earlier instead of the earlier itself. finally, they give thought to what function cinema performs because the integral historic storyteller. as well as cinema and media reviews, this booklet will attract students of heritage and enthusiasts of quite a lot of cinematic genres.

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